This Wednesday was the opening reception of IberoDocs, the Ibero-American Documentary Film Festival of Scotland, and for the fourth year running, we met to celebrate. Every year we feel more and more like an expanding family, as the Festival grows with each documentary that gets screened.
Our favourite film festival in Scotland is back! IberoDocs, focused on documentary films by Spanish, Portuguese and Latin- American filmmakers is bringing this year 15 award- winning films (of which 14 are premieres in Scotland) cover 11 countries and 10 different languages.
The third edition of IberoDocs kicks off with a screening of Justin Webster’s ‘Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Marquez’, this evening at the Edinburgh Filmhouse. A documentary which captures the true spirit of IberoDocs and its aims to showcase and promote the very best of Ibero-American culture.
Ninety minutes with Pepe Mujica… delivered at his own pace. Ninety minutes, at life’s natural rhythm; that time passing as a plant grows, those minutes spent waiting for the maté to be ready, those hours rolling by as you cruise in that old-fashioned VW Beetle. Never going over eighty km/h… what’s the rush?
For another year IberoDocs Film Festival is back to celebrate its 3rd edition having a great programme, special events, opening and closing receptions, and parties.
Documentary cinema is returning to Scotland with the second instalment of Iberodocs, the Ibero-American Documentary Film Festival. The festival aims to foster intercultural integration and to encourage audiences to reflect upon the concept of identity. And judging from this year’s programme, all manner of individual and collective identities will feature upon the screens of the Filmhouse in Edinburgh and the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow from May 14th to 24th.
In celebration of the inauguration of Iberodocs’ second season, we have arranged to meet with one of the festival’s foremost figures and a vital player in making the event a reality: Isabel Moura Mendes. An arts manager with a heritage that is half Cape Verdean, half Portuguese, she is this year’s programme curator for the Lusophone strand of films at the Iberodocs festival.
Scotland’s Ibero-American documentary film festival, we caught up with Mar Felices, the festival’s artistic director.